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Bruxelles No Border Camp – Action Round Up

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on Friday, 8 October, 2010 by bristolnoborders

(Translated from the French by the Internet)

The camp-in-a-train-station

No Border Camp has been the subject of fierce repression, preventing the majority of public actions (such as demonstrations on Wednesday and Friday, and the “game-action” on Thursday) and many others. Despite this repression and violence in police stations, a number of actions have taken place. This is an attempt to list … To be completed?

 No Border Camp has been the subject of fierce repression, preventing the majority of public actions (such as demonstrations on Wednesday and Friday, and the “game-action” on Thursday) and many others. Despite this repression and violence in police stations, a number of actions have taken place. This is an attempt to list … To be completed?

Police Station Windows Smashed

Cons STIB (Brussels transport company, participates in roundups of undocumented immigrants): Machines to control and sell the tickets were destroyed in three subway stations (http://cettesemaine.free.fr/spip/article.php3?id_article=3515). Other inspection machines were damaged in the trams.

Several buildings of companie involved in the deportation machine were tagged and had their windows broken: CarlsonWagonLit and Randstatd (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/128), Serco (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/147), Sodexho (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/ 236), Steria (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/244), Dalkia (http://switzerland.indymedia.org/de/2010/10/77904.shtml).

A meeting of Frontex was blocked by activists before they are arrested, the building has tagged ETEA (http://www.vimeo.com/15401376).

Action against Frontex has also held in Brussels Airport (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/227). ”

A police station was attacked, broken windows, two policemen and damaged several of their cars endomagées (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/211).

” The facade of the Embassy of Italy was covered with shit and graffiti to protest against the deportation of Italian politics of Roma and cons recent agreements with Libya on immigration (http://bxl.indymedia.org/ articles/196).

 A symbolic action took place against the offices of BP’s lobbying in Brussels (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/197). ”

 Sodexho, providing food in many prisons and detention camps, received a visit from a group of people who poured 40 liters of oil into the lobby (http://bxl.indymedia. org/articles/180). ”

The building of the Cultural Attache of southern Germany has been “redecorate” in protestagainst the repression of a demonstration Thursday in Stuttgart cons S21 (http://linksunten.indymedia.org/de/node/26075). ”

A recruitment session of the Brussels police has been disrupted by several activists, by those who had been arrested on Wednedsay. (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/239). ”

The doors of the IOM (International Organisation for Migration) were blocked with glue (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/262). ”

On Saturday, October 2, the demo Closing No Border Camp brought together nearly 1,500 participants on arrival at the Bourse (http://bxl.indymedia.org/articles/257). ” “Actions of conversation” were held throughout the week with people from different districts of Brussels. Numerous meetings were held on the camp in the streets and in cells. A lot of visitors now know the city … and police. Projects have been outlined. It only depends on us not to leave all these meetings and common desires disappear …

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80 activists blockade detention centre in Belgium

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on Monday, 13 April, 2009 by bristolnoborders

belgian-blockade1On the 11th of april 2009 eighty activists blocked the gate of the Steenokkerzeel detention centre in (Belgium). The action started at 5:30 AM, when activists from across the country found their way through the fields surrounding the detention centre, and blocked the gates. The action ended around 11:30 AM when the last activists were removed by the police.

Because of the blockade, no refugees could be taken to the airport, no refugees could be brought to the closed detention centre. Around six o’clock the activists found out that the first deportation planned that day was cancelled and another policevan with a refugee on board, couldn’t leave the centre. The police was present after ten minutes, but had a lot of problems to find the right equipement to release people from the lock-ons.

After the action police  ID checked the activists, eight people remained anonymous and were held in the police station for 12 hours after being released.

more info see http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2009/04/427417.html